ONE: A NEW ERA is the biggest showcase of martial arts in history, with dozens of the world’s leading athletes in action on the blockbuster card this Sunday, 31 March.
The event will take place inside the historic Ryogoku Kokugikan, a legendary venue that will be the perfect setting for ONE Championship’s first foray into Tokyo, Japan.
Fans can expect thrilling World Championship action, blistering ONE Super Series battles, and 30 athletes who will leave it all on the line in search of glory in The Land Of The Rising Sun.
As we get closer to this groundbreaking event this weekend, take a look at some of the numbers that define it, and the heroes who will compete.
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22: World Champions in action. ONE has more than 130 martial arts World Champions on its roster – the highest density of any organization – and a record number will go to battle in Tokyo.
8: Current or former ONE World Champions on the bill. Eight of the competitors on the card have held the most coveted prize in martial arts – including five reigning World Champions.
4: World Title bouts on the main card. There is an unprecedented number of contests with gold on the line, which is a big reason why this is the most stacked event in ONE history.
4: World Grand Prix bouts. Action from the ONE Lightweight and Flyweight World Grands Prix will feature in Tokyo, with three quarter-finals of the flyweight tournament, and the last quarter-final of its lightweight counterpart.
976: Combined number of bouts on the records of the eight ONE Super Series athletes in Tokyo.
19: Nations represented. ONE proves it is the global stage for martial arts with athletes from the Philippines, Japan, Singapore, China, Myanmar, Brazil, the USA, Russia, the Netherlands, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Australia, France, Italy, Indonesian, Cyprus, Malaysia, India, and South Korea.
2: ONE Lightweight World Title reigns by Eduard “Landslide” Folayang. The Filipino hero is the only man to claim this honor more than once.
11: ONE Championship victories by “Landslide.” He shares the record with Team Lakay training partner Kevin Belingon.
27: Submission victories by Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki. The Japanese icon is one of the most dangerous grapplers in the history of mixed martial arts.
81%: Proportion of submissions Aoki has hit in the first round. The Evolve representative has forced 22 opponents to tap in the opening moments.
9-0: Undefeated record held by “Unstoppable” Angela Lee. The ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion is the only athlete on the card with a perfect record.
19 years, 9 months: Age at which Lee won her World Title. The Singaporean is the youngest World Champion in mixed martial arts history.
4: ONE bouts “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan took on in her first year with the organization. She won them all, became ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion in her second contest, and defended her belt in the next two.
75%: Xiong’s knockout rate in the world’s largest martial arts organization. Only Laura Balin has gone the distance with her.
92%: Aung La “The Burmese Python” N Sang’s finishing rate. The Myanmar hero has 10 knockouts and 12 submissions from his 24 victories.
4-1: Aung La N Sang‘s record in World Title Contests. The ONE Light Heavyweight and Middleweight World Champion’s only defeat in a five-round contest came on short notice against Vitaly Bigdash. He avenged that loss five months later.
4: Match-ups Ken Hasegawa has contested in his ‘natural’ division of middleweight. The Japanese hero has taken on all comers from welterweight to heavyweight in his 16 other bouts.
173: Minutes Bibiano”The Flash” Fernandes has spent competing in ONE World Title action. Nobody in the organization comes close to his experience in the biggest bouts.
9: Wins in World Title bouts “The Flash” accrued in that time. No athlete can match the Brazilian’s tally on the global stage for martial arts.
1848: Number of days Fernandes reigned as undisputed ONE Bantamweight World Champion. That run is a ONE record, which was ended by Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon in November.
16: Record for the most bouts in ONE history, held by Belingon. The ONE Bantamweight World Champion shares the honor with his teammate Honorio “The Rock” Banario.
5: Athletes who will make their ONE debut. They include 12-time mixed martial arts World Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, and four-time mixed martial arts World Champion Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez.
3443: Days since Alvarez last competed in Japan. It is 9 years, 9 months and 5 days since he defeated Katsunori Kikuno in Osaka.
100%: Alvarez’s record in tournament bouts. He won three to win the Bellator Season One Lightweight Tournament, as well as three in the DREAM Lightweight Grand Prix – though he was denied the chance to compete in the final due to an injury.
5: The number of times the Russian knockout artist has finished his opponent inside the opening minute.
12: Consecutive World Title victories for “Mighty Mouse” in North America. His dominance is unmatched in mixed martial arts.
90%: Yuya “Little Piranha” Wakamatsu’s knockout ratio.
201: Career victories for achieved by Yodsanklai across Muay Thai and kickboxing bouts.
2500: The numbers of days Yodsanklai’s winning streak will have lasted by the time he steps in the ring on Sunday – almost seven years.
4: The number of combat sports Souwer has competed in professionally – kickboxing, shootboxing, mixed martial arts, and boxing.
15: World Titles won by “Souwer Power” in a career that has lasted more than 20 years.